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Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Dual Credit - Pre-employment Automotive Service Technician

Dual Credit - Pre-employment Automotive Service Technician

In partnership with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), this Pre-employment Automotive Technician course prepares students to enter the workforce and become an Automotive Technician apprentice. This program provides an alternative entry into the automotive technician industry. Students will start by learning workplace safety skills, materials and tools. You will then learn suspension, steering, brake systems, electrical level one and basic maintenance. 

As an automotive service technician, you will adjust, test and repair engines, steering systems, braking systems, drive trains, vehicle suspensions, electrical systems and air-conditioning systems as well as complete wheel alignments. 

See the SAIT Dual Credit Handbook​ for further information about being a SAIT dual credit student.

Program B​​enefits

  • Get a jump start on your post-secondary education while still in high school   
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions
  • Learn about on-going opportunities and experience post-secondary learning
  • Taught by experienced instructors who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways
  • Earn high school credits and post-secondary credits  ​ 

Cre​​dits - 15, 30​ le​​​vel CTS
12​​ post-seco​ndary credits​​​​​

Student Eligibility

Open to CBE high school students who: 

  • Are in grades 11 or 12 during the program
  • Have a strong interest in exploring a pathway in automotive repair
  • Are excited about taking a post-secondary course
  • Have completed the following pre-requisite courses:
    • ​​​HCS 3000
    • HCS 3010
    • CSTS2020
  • In order to be eligible for SAIT credentials, students are required to be on track to successfully pass the following courses or equivalents:
    • ​Math 20-1, Math 20-2, or Math 20-3,and
    • English Language Arts 20-1 or English Language Arts 20-2, and
    • Science 20, Bio 20, Chem 20 or Physics 20

Program​ Delivery and Location

This course is offered in person at both SAIT and an industry partner location
  • SAIT Campus (1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 0L4)
  • Industry partner location in North Calgary – to be confirmed​
  • ​​Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from SAIT campus
  • Students are expected to be in attendance each day of this full year program
  • ​​Students must meet all course assignment, quiz and test deadlines​

Progra​​m ​​D​ates

  • Full Year | September - June​
  • Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 11:30 am  ​
  • Considerations

    • Students must have space in their full year timetable to accommodate the program delivery, location, and dates indicated below.
    • Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
    • Students must be registered as a full-time student, taking at least one course at their home high school each semester(work experience excluded).
    • Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and course instructor regularly.
  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) and/or program(s) of interest.
    2. Review program choice with your school Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling concerns.
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Unique Pathways Information Night to ask questions of our program partners and determine if the program is a good fit for you. Connect with your Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance counsellor if you are unable to attend.
    4. Download and fill in the Dual Credit Application Form Package when available.
    5. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete.
    6. Book an appointment with your Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counselor before the deadline to complete your application, including signatures from all parties.
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf.

Career​ Map​

Career Map 


  • Program Partner​

  • Application Deadline

    Applications for Summer and Fall programs have now closed. Applications for Semester 2 (Winter) programs will be available in Fall 2024.​

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